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  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone Army News 23 Feb 2007 -- When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.
  • Essex ARG Completes Spring ARGEX, EVALEX Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- Task Force 76 ships comprising the Sasebo-based Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) completed a series of Navy-Marine Corps evolutions Feb. 17 at White Beach Naval Facility, located here, as a starting to point for their spring patrol.
  • American, Japanese Minesweepers Participate in PASSEX Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) returned to Sasebo, Japan, on Feb. 17 after a successful three-day passing exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese maritime assets.
  • Vinson Continues RCOH Progress with Mast-Landing Ceremony Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- The last major section of the mast was installed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 21, marking another major construction milestone in the ship's ongoing refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
  • Carter Hall Concludes Galveston Navy Week Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) concluded its port visit to Galveston on Feb. 21, concluding a successful port visit as part of that city's Navy Week.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Welcomes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Navy NewsStand 22 Feb 2007 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) opened its hatches to over 170 Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) service members, including 37 officers, in support of Operation Iron Fist, Feb. 10.
  • 'New Horizons' mission improves Nicaraguans' lives AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- More than 250 Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines attached to the 820th ERHS, as well as more than 30 Nicaraguan army soldiers, are camped near Caliguate in the Carazo District of Nicaragua until about mid-May to work in conjunction with the Nicaraguan government to complete the $7.25 million New Horizons-Nicaragua 2007 mission.
  • Wilford Hall takes step forward in BRAC process AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center take another step toward base realignment and closure.
  • T-38 crashes in Texas AFPN 22 Feb 2007 -- An Air Force T-38 Talon crashed at about 12:45 p.m. today approximately 12 miles south of Hondo, Texas.
  • Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training AFPS 22 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Army soldiers and insurgents have something in common: They share a single electromagnetic spectrum to communicate and launch attacks.
  • Walter Reed Continues Quality Care, Concern for Recovering Wounded Army News Release 22 Feb 2007 -- The leadership and staff of Walter Reed Army Medical Center are working with outpatient Soldiers to continue year-long efforts to address concerns about medical services and their housing, especially in light of recent press reports about understandable frustrations with care among some Soldiers and their families.
  • Russia: Is Heated Rhetoric Leading To 'Cold War Lite'? RFE/RL 22 Feb 2007 -- Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his harshly worded critique of U.S. foreign policy at the Munich Conference on Security Policy, observers have speculated about the dawn of a new Cold War
  • Russian, U.S. Security Advisers Hold Fence-Mending Talks RFE/RL 22 Feb 2007 -- U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley held talks today in Moscow with Russian Security Council chief Igor Ivanov.
  • Indian, French air forces stage war games IRNA 22 Feb 2007 -- Indian and French air forces fielded some of their deadliest combat aircraft in mock fights and aerobatic displays during a joint exercise.
  • Analysis: The Final Frontier for Weapons cfr.org 22 Feb 2007 -- China's decision in January to blast one of its own aging weather satellites out of orbit using a ballistic missile drew global criticism
  • German FM calls for civilized dialogue on U.S. missile shield RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2007 -- The German foreign minister Thursday called for a broad dialogue on the deployment of elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Central Europe, without accusations against the United States.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 Feb 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 22 Feb 2007

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